The Third annual TRKFEST happened on Saturday. TRKFEST began in 2008 as a one-day local music festival and fundraiser for Trekky Records Collective, a record label with the purpose of helping local musicians release and distribute their music. It was founded in 2001 by two high school students/artists who wanted to revitalize the indie music scene in NC. Trekky Records is now a collaborative community of 40 musicians and artists connecting bands, artists, labels, venues, record stores and people.
TRKFEST has been held at Piedmont Biofuels Industrial campus, a creative hotbed – you should definitely check out the website – it’s a bio-diesel plant and home to a host of other endeavors – research and development of technologies old and new, a CSA farm project, and services providing training and education through on-site and traveling workshops. More on my love for Piedmont in Pittsboro later (or visit this site, now).
Right now, I’m still basking in the glow of both a Summer Full Moon and the musical magical energy that glowed into the night. People were there to focus on the music, along with some dancing, a lot of hugging and a whole lotta love. The banana trees were twice the size as last year and I ate a tomato and cucumber salad grown right on site – it was the best ever.